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The return to a more conventional split among the run on reserves, with the inclusion of Queensland winger Peter Hynes among the replacements, represents the only change to the Wallabies line-up named for Saturday's Test against South Africa in Cape Town.
Hynes replaces HSBC Waratahs flanker Phil Waugh in a straight swap on the bench. The match-night combination is otherwise the same as that which lost Australia's opening match of the Tri Nations, 16-22 to New Zealand, at Auckland two and a half weeks ago.
Seven HSBC Waratahs have been selected in the starting XV including new recruits Drew Mitchell and Berrick Barnes, with another two named on the bench.
Wallabies coach Robbie Deans rejoined the team in Cape Town last night, arriving at 9pm after a 25-hour trip from Christchurch. Deans did not travel to South Africa with the team last Friday due to the death of his father, attending the funeral on Tuesday in Christchurch before heading to South Africa.
Although edged by six points in New Zealand in its Tri Nations opener after having led at halftime, Australia let in just one try. The Wallabies head to Newlands having conceded just two tries from the four Test matches they have played to date in 2009.
That defensive record is sure to be tested by a Springbok side which is coming off its first back-to-back victories over the All Blacks since 1976, which followed up a 2-1 home series win over the British & Irish Lions.
The game, which kicks off at 1:00am (AEST) on Sunday morning, represents the Springboks' final home tie in the Tri Nations. South Africa leads the way in the tournament with eight points gathered from two home matches against the All Blacks. New Zealand has four, from its three matches, while Australia picked up a bonus point during its opening tie in the competition.
While the Wallabies have not won at Cape Town since 1992, the squad does feature 13 of the players who participated in last year's 27-15 win over South Africa at Durban.
That success was Australia's first on South African soil for eight years, and just the second win achieved by the Wallabies in the Republic from 14 attempts since the Tri-Nations kicked off in 1996.
Tri-Nations Match 4 / Nelson Mandela Plate Match 1
SOUTH AFRICA V AUSTRALIA
Saturday 8 August 2009 (Kick-off 5:00pm SAST; 1:00am Sun AEST)
Newlands, Cape Town RSA
15. Adam Ashley-Cooper (Northern Suburbs, Brumbies)
14. Lachie Turner (Eastwood, HSBC Waratahs)
13. Stirling Mortlock [c] (Gordon, Brumbies)
12. Berrick Barnes (West Brisbane, HSBC Waratahs)
11. Drew Mitchell (Randwick, HSBC Waratahs)
10. Matt Giteau (Associates, Western Force)
9. Luke Burgess (Sydney University, HSBC Waratahs)
8. Wycliff Palu (Manly, HSBC Waratahs)
7. George Smith (Manly, Brumbies)
6. Richard Brown (Warringah, Western Force)
5. Nathan Sharpe (Rockingham, Western Force)
4. James Horwill (University of Queensland, Queensland Reds)
3. Al Baxter (Northern Suburbs, HSBC Waratahs)
2. Stephen Moore (University of Queensland, Brumbies)
1. Benn Robinson (Eastwood, HSBC Waratahs)
16. Tatafu Polota-Nau (Parramatta, HSBC Waratahs)
17. Ben Alexander (Eastwood, Brumbies)
18. Dean Mumm (Sydney University, HSBC Waratahs)
19. David Pocock (University of WA, Western Force)
20. Will Genia (North Brisbane, Queensland Reds)
21. Peter Hynes (University of Queensland, Queensland Reds)
22. James O'Connor (Cottesloe, Western Force)
Sat Mar 19, 7:40PM AEDT
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney